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Our goal : organizing the exchange of information on thermal spraying at the European level.

ETSA is managed by the Board of Delegates, composed of twelve members elected in a secret vote by the College of Members during the assembly general for four years. They can be re-elected. Members by right: the national representatives of the European countries (one representative per country being active in thermal spraying) are proposed by the national members of the association and accepted by the elected members of the Board of Delegates for four years.

Board of Delegates represents key European universities, research centers and companies involved in thermal spraying, performing research and producing feedstock, equipments and coatings on European and international level. The institutions represented by the delegates gather together hundreds of scientists and engineers dedicated to R&D activities dedicated to base research, applied research, equipment and application development , problem solving in the field of thermal spraying, materials science and engineering...

Nanotechnologies and New Applications of Thermal Spray Coatings

Nanotechnologies and New Applications of Thermal Spray Coatings

Recently, I had a chance to participate in two interesting meetings and to listen many interesting presentations. I describe the talks which impressed me particularly.

The problems related to nanotechnologies were discussed in the BIT's Congress of Nano Science and Technology held in Potsdam (Germany) in 24 – 26 October 2018. The event attracted more than 300 participants from all around the world and took place in a nice Kongresshotel near to Templiner Lake. The scientific program was divided in 10 groups focused on the different aspects of nanotechnologies. The groups were divided on sessions including different presentations. The session dealing with Safety and Environmental Aspects included and interesting presentation given by Dr. Steinbach on reliable information (a database) about safety of nanomaterials. Dr. Sokovnin talked about nanopowders produced by electron beam evaporation in the session Nanoparticles. The session Nanocoatings enabled to Dr. Haas to explain how to realize the nanocomposite coatings. Finally, the session Electrochemical Nanomaterials included an interesting presentation on nanoporous materials obtained by anodization given by Dr. Goering.

The new applications of thermal spray technologies were discussed in the meeting Thermal Spraying and other Coatings obtained by Dry Methods in Industry hold in Beaumont Palace in Pau (France) in 5 – 6 December 2018. The event, organized by French association A3TS attracted about 130 participants mainly from French thermal spray industry. The session New materials for Thermal Spraying included an interesting talk, given by Dr. Planche about application of yttria stabilized zirconia coating against cavitation erosion. This session included also a presentation of Dr. Dorfman on environmental barrier coatings on ceramic matrix composites. The session Emerging Technologies gave a chance to Dr Aubignat to explain how to obtain conducting copper coatings by cold spraying onto composite substrates for power electronics and to Dr. Denoirjean to review the properties of coatings cold sprayed onto polymer substrates. Thermal spraying onto polymer substrate seems to be an interesting subject of future research and development.

 Limoges, the 6 December 2018

 Lech Paw┼éowski

The President of ETSA


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The website of the European Thermal Spray Association provides the useful information to all colleagues interested in thermal spraying in the large societies, job shops, or university laboratories. The ETSA members have access to the additional services such as job proposition, information about services related to thermal spraying in different European countries, forum of users which enbles research of missing information related to thermal spraying and much more.

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